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How long can Apple's iPhone stay above the smartphone fray?

Apple's iPhone is poised to impress yet again.<p>On paper, things shouldn't look so rosy. This is an "off" quarter for Apple, still months away from releasing a buzz-generating new iPhone. Several top-tier smartphones have debuted in the last few months, and competition has never been stiffer even as …

Does Your Startup Have a Strategy?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On Monday my 39-student MBA class, "Strategy and the CEO," discussed the concept of strategy. While the term is often used in business, it is dimly understood. And to make matters worse, big company strategy is not the same as startup …

5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In Spring, 2008, I spent my exchange semester studying in Osaka, Japan. Three of my American classmates were looking for summer internships. As I had spent my previous semester in Shanghai making friends with interns who worked at …

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How to Name Your Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

3 Secrets Behind Turning a Great Idea Into a Big Business

Hint: It starts with culture<p>How do you take a great idea and turn it into a big company? The answer to that question is likely on the minds of most early-stage entrepreneurs.<p>One person with the experience to provide useful insights is South Africa native Barry Morris -- an Oxford graduate who has …

Here's How Entrepreneurs Really Fund Their Businesses

It actually costs far less to get underway than you might think<p>"If you crack open most entrepreneurship textbooks, you'll find that they talk a lot about how entrepreneurs finance their businesses," begins a brilliant essay on the subject by Scott Shane, the A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of …

10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs who start businesses often fail, although the statistics cited can vary, according to Bloomberg.<p>While it’s a given that launching a startup means embarking on a long and winding road, pinning down the exact odds for success …

How Much Can Your Startup Really Grow? Do Your Homework.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's nothing more frustrating than spending years in a startup only to discover that it can never grow to more than a few million dollars in revenue.<p>Conducting a market and opportunity analysis will help you size the potential of your …

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